Tuesday, January 6, 2009

So, a note to the 4 of you, who read my blog...

I apologize. I get irritated when the blogs I go to don't have an update..... and then I quit going there all together. I am guilty of not knowing where to start, so I don't do anything. I scrap like that too, ya know. I like to scrap the day to day things, while the holiday pictures sit untouched. I got Halloween and Christmas photos printed so I can scrap the last 4 yrs worth.... It doesn't help that between 3 cameras, I have over 330 pictures of this Christmas...... *sigh*

So. In a nutshell, this is what the Loop Troop has been up to. The kids were out of school for 2 weeks for the holiday. We had Nana, Grandma & Mr. Lee, and Uncle Billy & Aunt Jayne here for Christmas. We had people sleeping on air mattresses everywhere. Good food and fun was had by all. Santa brought Declan a deluxe Matchbox cars track, that does like 4 or 5 tricks. Teagan got a bike of her own, and Maren got a pony riding toy. Pink, of course.

Christmas Eve

Maren's pink pony!

The Bean on her new bike.... the laminate floors are great for riding it in the house.

Bub taking a peek into his stocking.

We celebrated the New Year with friends Sara (Declan's future wife, only she doesn't know it!) and Nikki. We were the last to leave again this year, and were home by 10:30 or so. I was in bed before midnight. My Mom stayed home with Maren so she could hit the hay and we could have 1 less kiddo to be on the lookout for.

Declan started Karate on the 5th. This is the first organized anything he has done. Bless his heart, he is *so* cute doing his moves. He was so excited, and I'm glad we waited to do something he wanted to do. Teagan can do ballet once she is potty trained (I KNOW!!!). I can't even remember what it's like to only have 1 kid in diapers... we've been keeping someone in business over the past 5 1/2 yrs. And I can honestly say I have been up to my elbows in it. I have done my time. Sheesh.

Alright, I don't want to overdo it and burn myself out so early in the year... =)


Jana Eubank said...

Hi Teresa! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :D You've left me comments a few times and I soooo love that! Thank you! :D

You asked about how I do the edges on my layouts, so I thought I would pop over with an answer! I ink my edges wiht ColorBox ChalkEye inkpads, usually in a Dark Brown, Chestnut Roan Brown, or Charcoal. Then I use the Making Memories Distressor to scrape all the edges. There are other distressors out there (one by Tonic, another by Heidi Swapp, heck! you can even use the edge of your scissors if you want!). I prefer the Making Memories one, mainly because I like the way it fits in my hand, but I'm sure everyone is different. If you want your edges to have more texture to them, I then just roll in the edges here and there with my fingers.

I hope that all makes sense! This is one of my FAVORITE techniques! Have fun giving it a try!


Anonymous said...

Hey there girlie girl! Yea! You updated your blog! I'm so glad yall had a wonderful Christmas. And I'm loving your photos!